Dudley Dog Press

Dudley Dog Press Nonfiction books about life's little lessons. Purchase our titles on Amazon.com and at Austin independent book stores!

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Big shout out of gratitude to all our supportive readers! Thanks to your generous purchases from October to December 202...
01/25/2021

Big shout out of gratitude to all our supportive readers! Thanks to your generous purchases from October to December 2020, today Dudley Dog Press I donated $500--100% of all book royalties--to the Central Texas Food Bank. We added some extra bucks for those who didn't have the funds to buy a book during these hard times.

That $500 will help create 2,000 meals for struggling families! So thanks again, and if you have it within your means to donate to this or other food banks in your area, please do it TODAY. Here's a link to the CTFB: https://secure3.convio.net/cafbtx/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app330a?idb=699523230&df_id=19661&mfc_pref=T&19661.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=104BB7C15FB0A3F9E8B36ADE72A37247&19661_donation=form1

Big shout out of gratitude to all our supportive readers! Thanks to your generous purchases from October to December 2020, today Dudley Dog Press I donated $500--100% of all book royalties--to the Central Texas Food Bank. We added some extra bucks for those who didn't have the funds to buy a book during these hard times.

That $500 will help create 2,000 meals for struggling families! So thanks again, and if you have it within your means to donate to this or other food banks in your area, please do it TODAY. Here's a link to the CTFB: https://secure3.convio.net/cafbtx/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app330a?idb=699523230&df_id=19661&mfc_pref=T&19661.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=104BB7C15FB0A3F9E8B36ADE72A37247&19661_donation=form1

HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR A FOOD BANK-----We're nine months into the pandemic and more families than ever need help puttin...
11/18/2020

HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR A FOOD BANK
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We're nine months into the pandemic and more families than ever need help putting food on the table. We want to help meet these families' food needs.

That's why in NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 50% OF ALL SALES of Dudley Dog Press titles will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank in Austin, Texas.

You can order on Amazon or, if you're in Austin, we'll deliver an AUTOGRAPHED copy.

You have three titles to choose from:

• "BABY ROCKER DIARIES: HELPING LITTLE ONES WITH BIG CHALLENGES"--On the maternity floor of an Austin, Texas, hospital, some parents trudge a long, lonely,ominous hallway toward double doors that open to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Those who enter are automatically part of a special club—one that no parent wants to be in. In this sweet, heartwarming, and sometimes heartbreaking memoir,author and volunteer baby rocker Cathy Chapaty takes readers behind those double doors into a world dedicated to nurturing these new lives—humming premature babies to sleep, burping gas-filled tummies, and providing safety and comfort to those born addicted to drugs. Week by week, she watches the babies grow bigger and stronger—and realizes that she is growing as well.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FVRCBB7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_snhTFbY8BKWX9

• "NO POUTING IN THE DOJO: LIFE LESSONS THROUGH MARTIAL ARTS"--Cathy Chapaty shares her young Taekwondo students' inspirational lessons in character that surpass punching and kicking. This book is a must-read for martial arts instructors of all levels, school teachers, youth mentors, camp counselors, and parents considering martial arts training for their children.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1548915718/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_fkhTFbY9MTFPZ

• "SEARCHING FOR GRASSHOPPER: A MARTIAL ARTIST'S QUEST FOR PEACE"--In an emotional, inspiring memoir, Cathy Chapaty recounts how a 1970s TV series gave her a reprieve from chaos in a dysfunctional home and spurred a zig-zag search for peace through martial arts. Her path is long and arduous; events and lessons challenge her sobriety, sanity, and old beliefs. But what’s a good journey without a few hundred miles of doubt through a vast spiritual desert?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1723095605/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_HlhTFbNCXE3QZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks in advance for your generous support for families struggling during the pandemic. You'll feed your soul while helping feed others.

IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY!Two years ago, Cathy Chapaty had to get "No Pouting in the Dojo" back on the market after she broke...
03/21/2019

IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY!

Two years ago, Cathy Chapaty had to get "No Pouting in the Dojo" back on the market after she broke up with her publisher. (Long story.) So she launched Dudley Dog Press. (Dudley was her first and most-loved puppy dog.)

We now have a whoppin' two titles. Slow and steady wins the race, y'all!

Dudley Dog Press isn't a traditional publishing company. Chapaty went through KindleDirect Publishing to get NPD back on the market, and decided her work needed a name. Life was too short to hang on to works that the big publishing houses might not want, but that she wanted to publish. She recruited a smart crew of editors like David Bordeaux and Susan Strobel and cover designers like Jennie L. Lamb and Callie Prather, and applied everything she knew about publishing.

Chapaty plans to continue publishing other works under Dudley Dog Press. Look for more titles in the future.

Thanks for all your support!
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To purchase "Searching for Grasshopper: A Martial Artist's Quest for Peace," visit https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_awdo_t1_xwWuCb9YR5R…

To purchase "No Pouting in the Dojo: Life Lessons through Martial Arts," visit https://www.amazon.com/No-Pouting-Dojo-Lesson…/…/ref=sr_1_3…

Meet Callie Jo Prather, the talented photographer and cover designer for "Searching for Grasshopper: A Martial Artist's ...
02/18/2019

Meet Callie Jo Prather, the talented photographer and cover designer for "Searching for Grasshopper: A Martial Artist's Quest for Peace."

Callie is a senior at Texas A&M University in College Station, and her photography business is already booming.

Need a photographer with a keen eye for design? Check her out. Callie graduates in May.

"Searching for Grasshopper" is now available at BookPeople in Austin! It's also available on Amazon. Stay tuned for deta...
02/15/2019

"Searching for Grasshopper" is now available at BookPeople in Austin! It's also available on Amazon. Stay tuned for details on availability in other locations, and of forthcoming readings and book signings by author Cathy Chapaty!
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#writersleagueoftexas #welovebooks #cathychapaty

Have you read "Searching for Grasshopper" yet? Let us know what you think! Leave a review on GoodReads or on Amazon!
02/12/2019
Searching for Grasshopper

Have you read "Searching for Grasshopper" yet? Let us know what you think! Leave a review on GoodReads or on Amazon!

Searching for Grasshopper has 1 rating and 0 reviews: Published January 28th 2019 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 181 pages, Paperback

Today we're celebrating the launch of "Searching for Grasshopper: A Martial Artist's Quest for Peace" by Cathy Chapaty!I...
01/31/2019
Searching for Grasshopper: A Martial Artist's Quest for Peace

Today we're celebrating the launch of "Searching for Grasshopper: A Martial Artist's Quest for Peace" by Cathy Chapaty!

It took almost 20 years for Chapaty to make sense of her path--inspired by the 1970s TV show "Kung Fu"--and write about it in an honest account that shows her fears, warts, and dreams.

She learned so much from an imperfect journey studying and teaching martial arts, though, that she knew some day she'd share her path with others on the journey.

Today is that day.

Order your copy on Amazon!

In an emotional, inspiring memoir, Cathy Chapaty recounts how a 1970s TV series gave her a reprieve from chaos in a dysfunctional home and spurred a zig-zag search for peace through martial arts. Her path is long and arduous; events and lessons challenge her sobriety, sanity, and old beliefs. But...

The Search begins in FIVE DAYS.#searchingforgrasshopper
01/28/2019

The Search begins in FIVE DAYS.
#searchingforgrasshopper

Almost 20 years in the making, "Searching for Grasshopper" is finally here! Look for our newest title Feb. 1 on Amazon a...
01/24/2019

Almost 20 years in the making, "Searching for Grasshopper" is finally here! Look for our newest title Feb. 1 on Amazon and in Austin-area bookstores in March!
#searchingforgrasshopper
#jointhesearch

The search of a lifetime begins in January!
12/31/2018

The search of a lifetime begins in January!

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12/27/2018

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12/27/2018

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12/27/2018

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About two years ago, a WONDERFUL thing happened to Cathy Chapaty's author life: Her one-man-show publisher went out of b...
08/31/2018

About two years ago, a WONDERFUL thing happened to Cathy Chapaty's author life: Her one-man-show publisher went out of business, and her book "No Pouting in the Dojo"--an anthem to teaching children character through martial arts--disappeared from Amazon's website and bookstore shelves.

Yeah, you read that right.

Cathy's publisher always struggled with important details like accurate accounting records and making royalty payments. She received a tiny royalty deposit the first year--then nothing afterward, even though they both agreed the publisher still owed her money. She never received another royalty, and for a while, she was really pissed off. Resentful. But you know the thing about resentment is that it only poisons the person holding onto the resentment. The other person is happy-go-lucky oblivious and unaffected. Harumph!

Don't feel sorry for Cathy, though. (No Pouting in Publishing, right?) In many ways, she got the better deal. The end of her publisher's company pushed her to start her own publishing brand: Dudley Dog Press (in honor of her late furry soul mate, Dudley Do-Right Except When He Don't).

In two months, we'll publish her second title, "Searching for Grasshopper: A Martial Artist's Quest for Peace." (Look for it beginning Oct. 1 on Amazon, and in mid-October in Austin, Texas, independent bookstores.)

Sometimes doors that close lead to better openings to greater adventures.

Keep writing, y'all!

03/21/2018

Today we celebrate our one-year mark. One title and growing (wink). Slow and steady wins the race, y'all! Thanks for your support!

Tired of reading about the moral corruption of America? "No Pouting in the Dojo" will help you feel better about the cha...
12/07/2017
No Pouting in the Dojo: Life Lessons through Martial Arts

Tired of reading about the moral corruption of America? "No Pouting in the Dojo" will help you feel better about the character of the next generation.
#Amazon

"No Pouting in the Dojo" is an insightful look at life's lessons through martial arts. Cathy Chapaty shares her young students’ inspirational lessons in character that surpass punching and kicking. This book is a must-read for martial arts instructors of all levels, school teachers, youth ...

"No Pouting in the Dojo: Life Lessons though Martial Arts" is the perfect gift for parents, coaches, mentors, and martia...
11/27/2017
No Pouting in the Dojo: Life Lessons through Martial Arts

"No Pouting in the Dojo: Life Lessons though Martial Arts" is the perfect gift for parents, coaches, mentors, and martial arts instructors. Click the link below to order, and thank you in advance!

"No Pouting in the Dojo" is an insightful look at life's lessons through martial arts. Cathy Chapaty shares her young students’ inspirational lessons in character that surpass punching and kicking. This book is a must-read for martial arts instructors of all levels, school teachers, youth ...

Dudley Dog Press's cover photo
09/14/2017

Dudley Dog Press's cover photo

TOMORROW.
09/07/2017

TOMORROW.

IN TWO DAYS...(Official release: Noon, Friday, Sept. 8)
09/06/2017

IN TWO DAYS...
(Official release: Noon, Friday, Sept. 8)

IN ONE WEEK. #nopoutinginthedojo
08/30/2017

IN ONE WEEK.
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08/22/2017

Today in Dudley Dog Press-Ville, we submitted new files to the printer for "No Pouting in the Dojo: Life Lessons through Martial Arts," and while waiting to approve those files, we began prep for our next book: "Searching for Grasshopper: A Neurotic Nerd's Path to Black Belt."

For fans of "Baby Rocker: Mysteries and Miracles in the NICU," don't fret. The book is still on tap; however, it needs more research before it can be the impacting book we envision.

Y'all have a great day!

07/31/2017

The Aug. 1 re-release of "No Pouting in the Dojo" has been delayed due to technical difficulties (Boy, we've learned a LOT in the past few weeks.)

Our apologies. We'll know within the next few days of the new release date. Thank you for your support!

We just released second edition files for "No Pouting in the Dojo: Life Lessons through Martial Arts"! Our first title!S...
07/17/2017

We just released second edition files for "No Pouting in the Dojo: Life Lessons through Martial Arts"! Our first title!

Stay tuned for release contests and other fun stuff, and get your mouse ready to click on that Amazon order!

First peek at the second edition cover for "No Pouting in the Dojo"! I love it. Big thanks to designer Jennie L. Lamb an...
05/20/2017

First peek at the second edition cover for "No Pouting in the Dojo"! I love it. Big thanks to designer Jennie L. Lamb and G., the model. Look for the book on Amazon in mid-June!

04/19/2017

We have a winner in our "No Pouting in the Dojo" new book cover contest! Congrats to G. COOK of State College, Pennsylvania!

Dudley Dog Press has turned over the photo to designer Jennie L. Lamb, and we'll make the big reveal in the weeks to come.

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos (oh, my, there were some real pouters in the bunch), and thanks to our judges, Mare Kretschmar and Jennie!

Onward toward the Second Edition!

04/07/2017

We'll be at our first event tomorrow at Art Squared in San Marcos at the old Hays County Courthouse! There are only about 20 first-edition copies of "No Pouting in the Dojo" left, and they'll be available for $20 each at our booth. Stop by the courthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and say hello!

Today we're live with our page! (That's Dudley Dog at top left, and a bad childhood photo of Executive Editor C...
03/21/2017
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Today we're live with our page! (That's Dudley Dog at top left, and a bad childhood photo of Executive Editor Cathy Chapaty at the top of the page.)

The company website and Twitter handle are in the works, but this is where you'll be able to order books.

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